Sunday, November 25, 2007

The Light of Peace

Every card I've made using the new Thomas Kinkade stamps from Cornish Heritage Farms, has been done in monochromatic colors. I'm not quite ready to try my hand at coloring these gorgeous images yet. I'm also not sure that I like this "The Light of Peace" image in monochromatic, but I thought this would be a nice card for a gentleman who will be going through surgery, and a long road of treatment for cancer.

The image is stamped on Very Vanilla with Blue Bayou. I added just a little "glow" from the light with my Gold Spica pen. For the background embossing, I used my Cuttlebug D'vine Swirls folder with my Big Shot. I used my SU Photo Corners punch for the photo corners, and added the silver brads. The ribbon is retired from SU, and I'm not sure that I'm going to leave it there. (I hear guys don't particularly care for ribbon, so I will ask DH what he thinks).

ETA: I ended up taking the ribbon off. Looks much better.

Enjoy your Sunday, and thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps: The Light of Peace (Cornish Heritage Farms)
Card Stock: Basic Black, Blue Bayou, Very Vanilla
Ink: Blue Bayou, Gold Spica pen
Accessories: D'vine Swirls Cuttlebug folder & Big Shot, Photo Corners Punch, Silver Brads, Black Organdy ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

20 comments:

angie said...

Good morning Rose Ann,
I think your card is beautiful! You could take the ribbon off, I don't think it needs it, but who am I to tell you..hee hee
Have a good day!

Donna said...

This looks gorgeous and very fitting for the recipient; sorry to hear about the diagnosis, that's tough. I bet he will love your card, and looks just as great without the ribbon.

kathleenh said...

This card looks very peaceful. Probably just the thing for your friend going through surgery. I can't imagine trying to color in one of these images. There are so many details.

sophia landry said...

Gorgeous!! I just love how these stamps look great colored or not. It is so elegant and tasteful like this. It's just too bad about the need of it. Good luck to your friend.

stampin_melissa said...

This is gorgeous! I love the monochromatic look of it. I didn't even notice the ribbon, but now looking at it I'm sure it doesn't need it. I'm sure your friend will truly appreciate it.

Flossie's Follies said...

Beautiful, I like the monochromatic look of this card. The light from the lighthouse is a great touch. Wonderful card

Julie Masse said...

What a pretty card - great for a man!! I've finally ordered some of these TK stamps and like you I think the monochromatic look is the way I'll be going for quite a while! :) It's soooo pretty Rose Ann!

Velta said...

This card is just perfect the way it is. Just "very soothing."

My Paper World said...

I think that the gentleman will love this card, that scene is beautiful!

Bethany Paull said...

I think this looks wonderful in monotones. I'm also afraid to even attempt the coloring so far. LOL.

Taylor said...

really lovely!! you do a terrific job with these stamps!

Tricia said...

So nice. He'll be thankful both for the beautiful card and the well wishes behind it.

Dawn Easton said...

Rose Ann,
This card turned out GREAT! I love the little glow from the lighthouse...nice touch! I've just ordered my first Thomas Kinkade image...can't wait to receive it! Oh and I will NOT be colouring mine in either...haha!
Have a wonderful day!

Theresa said...

I know what you mean about the monochromatic look for these cards! I've finally delved into coloring the vinettes and I've found creating a colored background with ranger inks is also a fun quick way to bring more color to the image!
Your card it beautiful!

Leslie Miller said...

I think it's beautiful in a monotone! The embossed swirls in the background remind me of ocean waves. The Spica glitter was a very nice touch, too. It's hard to force yourself to leave the ribbon off, isn't it? I'm sure it looks good either way. I'm wishing the best for your friend. He'll appreciate your thoughtfulness.

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

This is gorgeous -- a great card for a guy -- or anyone!!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Beautiful! I just love these stamps!

Deb said...

this is beautiful Rose Ann, the image is amazing in monochrome, it is a perfect masculine card!

Ret said...

Rose Ann this is really beautiful. I think he'll really appreciate the card. I love this done in monochromatics. very, very nice.

Shannon McGann said...

Just stunning! I love the monochromatic look! What a beautiful stamp!